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1. The most complex system example is the weather, which,...can only be effectively modelled with an exact duplicate of itself...The generator of unpredictability in complex systems is what Lorenz calls "sensitivity to initial conditions" or "the butterfly effect." The concept means that with a complex, nonlinear system, very (infinitely) small changes in the starting conditions of a system will result in dramatically different outputs for that system. [Edward N. Lorenz: The Essence of Chaos.]
What is Chaos Theory? Mark Michaels. The Chaos Network On Line.
| 2. To the often-heard question,’Why can’t we
make better weather
I have been tempted to reply, ’Well, why should we be able to make any
forecasts at all?’ - Edward N. Lorenz in The Essence of Chaos.
Lorenz is the MIT atmospheric science researcher whose work led to the development of the idea of chaos in physical systems. In meteorology, one of the important implications is that small differences in the initial conditions of the atmosphere can lead to big differences in the weather...That is why scientists say that day-to-day forecasts of the weather for more than about two weeks ahead will never be possible.
Weather Forecasting. USA TODAY Weather.
|3. Weather is big business. [It] is not just an environmental
issue - it is a major economic factor... One-seventh of our economy,
about $1 trillion a year, is weather-sensitive.
William M Daley, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
|4. The most fruitful areas for growth of the sciences are
fields. Science has been increasingly the task of specialists, in
which show a tendency to grow progressively narrower. Important work is
delayed by the unavailability in one field of results that may have
become classical in the next field. It is
these boundary regions of
science that offer the richest
to the qualified investigator.
Cybernetics. Norbert Wiener.
|5. ...the most mind-boggling aspect of Pribram’s
model of the brain is ...when it is put together with Bohm’s
theory. For if the concreteness of the world...is actually a
blur of frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram...what becomes
of objective reality? Put quite simply, it ceases to exist. As the
of the East have long upheld, the material world is Maya, an
striking new picture of reality, the synthesis of Bohm and Pribram’s
has come to be called the holographic
paradigm ...researchers believe it may be the most accurate model
reality science has arrived at thus far. More than that, some believe
may solve some mysteries that have never before been explainable by
and even establish the paranormal as a part of nature.
The Universe as a Hologram. Michael Talbot.
|6. ...the interface between
mysticism has been paradoxical, to say the least. Scientists claim
to be upholders of materialism, cold rationality, objectivity, and
empiricism. Yet, in the most rigorous realm of science - high energy
physics - mysticism abounds and flourishes in a fertile climate...What
does this tell us about the true cultural framework in which science is
An Unusual Anthropology of High Energy Physics. Steve Mizrach. Magickal Physics
|7. ...mysticality is the power of all
true science. [Einstein]
The Private Albert Einstein. Peter A. Bucky with Allen G. Weakland. Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1992.
There is no strict division between subjective and objective reality. Consciousness
and the physical Universe are connected in some fundamental
mechanism. This relationship between mind and reality is neither
nor objective, but "Omni-jective". An omnijective concept of the
is by no means new. Over two thousand years ago the Hindu Tantric
postulated a similar philosophy. According to Tantra, reality is
or maya. The major error we commit in not perceiving this maya is that we
perceive ourselves as separate from our environment. The Tantras
very explicit on this point. The observer and objective reality are
Mysticism and the New Physics. Michael Talbot. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1981.
mind, and magic are all one in the cosmos.... In this situation two
things stand out above all others: One is that our greatest strength
in unity with all of Supernature here on earth, and the other is that
unity could give us the impetus we need to transcend the system
Supernature could become something really supernatural.
Supernature. Lyall Watson. Coronet Books. 1974.
....the ancient phenomenon of weather control - bringing the sun or
it rain - as performed by shamans in various
cultures around the world. The
shaman ... bring about the desired changes in weather. Similarly,
Indian tribes have rain dance ceremonies.
In such cultures, human beings are viewed as but one part of the
living whole of Nature, connected to all other living things and to
Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience. p.113. R.E. Guiley. Grange Books.
So firm was the belief of the Maori
in mana that those who were
held to possess it in
high degree were
with amazing powers, such as control
over, or power to influence, natural
For instance, such highly endowed men could...cause thunder to resound,
raise or allay a storm, wind, and rain, cause the sun to shine, mist to
disappear, and many other things equally marvellous.
Maori Religion and Mythology. E. Best. Part 1. p.312. Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 10. 1976.
Indigenous peoples are entitled to the recognition of the full
control and protection of their cultural and intellectual property.
have the right to special measures to control, develop and protect
sciences, technologies and cultural manifestations, including
Article 29. Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1993.
UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations
[First Law] When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
[Second Law] The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
[Third Law] Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
"Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible." Arthur C. Clarke.
14. ...indigenous peoples are the guardians of our species; the part of humanity that alone holds
the wisdom to insure our healthy survival.
only limits to the human mind are
those we believe in...
live what we know. If we believe the universe and ourselves to be
we will live mechanically. On the
other hand, if we know that we
part of an open universe, and that
our minds are a matrix of
will live more creatively and more powerfully...
deepest fear is
we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond
universe is nothing more than the minor fluctuations upon this vast sea
of energy... just as this infinite energy is used in the generation of
matter, so it is also
to mind, through the deeper ground of its source.
F. David Peat
|19. Matter is
constituted by a region of space in which the field
is extremely intense.... There is no place in
Physics both for the field and matter, for
the field is the only reality.
is no such thing as objective science.
We cannot separate the observer and the means of observation from
that which is observed because Consciousness is embedded in the
Dr. David Yurth
|21. You are That.
Your real self is identical to the ultimate Energy of which all things
in the universe are a
the physical world is not absolute, the
energetic forces we attribute to this world also may not be
some sense they, too, may come from us.
Sir James Jeans
Each individual possesses all of creation within their minds... Each
soul is all powerful and can create or destroy all existence if [they]
how. You and us and all others are interconnected by our mutual
possession of all there is. You may create alternative universes if you
wish and dwell within. You are all a duplicate of the universe within
which you dwell. Your mind represents all that exists.
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